Weelsby Woods is a relatively new area of open space which only came into the care of North East Lincolnshire Council in 1950.
It was given to the Borough of Grimsby by Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Company Ltd. Before this, the grounds belonged to Weelsby Villa. They still have a parkland character; with trees topped by large majestic crowns planted in open settings.
Weelsby Woods are easily accessible from both Grimsby and Cleethorpes and are very well used for informal recreation. The area contains natural areas, as well as open grassland, large play facilities and car parking.
In the summer and most weekends there is a café ice cream parlour.
In 2010 Weelsby Woods was designated a Local Nature Reserve. This is North East Lincolnshire’s 4th Local Nature Reserve.
The woods also retained its Green Flag stature for the second year in 2011 putting the park amongst the best in the country. The Green Flag award is the national recognition of a good quality park with particular focus on the quality of its management and operations.
Weelsby Wood Walks
- A guided walk around Weelsby Woods.
- Meets every Friday at 9:45am for a 10am start.
- All walks end with an optional social gathering back at the host venue.